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Starland Yard Food Truck Park extends St. Patrick’s Day into week-long celebration

click to enlarge Patrons enjoy the atmosphere of Starland Yard. Festivities will be held throughout the week of St. Patrick's Day, with music, games and a special St. Patrick’s Day inspired drink menu. - PHOTOS COURTESY OF STARLAND YARD
Photos courtesy of Starland Yard
Patrons enjoy the atmosphere of Starland Yard. Festivities will be held throughout the week of St. Patrick's Day, with music, games and a special St. Patrick’s Day inspired drink menu.
Starland yard has quickly become a local favorite, rolling out a weekly rotation of food trucks and entertainment since the summer of 2019. And with St. Patrick’s day around the corner, they have zero intentions of slowing down.

The food truck park, encircled with colorful, muraled shipping containers, will be getting a head start on celebrations starting March 16. Guests will have a chance to test their knowledge and try to win a bar tab at Tuesday Trivia night hosted by local quiz legend Chris Grimmett. Festivities will continue throughout the week with music, games and a special St. Patrick’s Day inspired drink menu.

“Knowing what a huge celebration St. Patrick’s Day is in Savannah, we wanted to be able to celebrate it as safely as possible while maintaining the spirit of the day,” said Starland Yard Manager Ava Pandiani.

Masks will be required while not eating or drinking and the park hopes to curb large crowds and maintain social distancing by extending the holiday.

Every night is booked solid with live entertainment from trivia and music bingo to performances by Brock Butler of the jam band Perpetual Groove. Other artists will include southern rock band Bonnie Blue, Grateful Dead tribute band the Charlie Fog Band, and local country group Damon and the Shitkickers. Husband and wife duo, Lyn Avenue, will be rounding out the week with their unique country folk sound on March 21.

Patrons can try new Irish-themed spirits such as the tiki-style “Drunk Monk,” crafted with peanut butter whiskey, banana and rum; the classic “Soft Old Day,” Irish coffee; “Off with the faeries,” made up of pink vodka, elderflower, grape juice and bubbles; and the “Good Craic,” a green tea shot-turned-drink with Irish whiskey, green tea syrup and peach. Bar consultant James Nowicki made sure to keep the menu interesting and elevated while still catering to St. Patrick’s Day crowd favorites. Innovative slushies will also be available including the “Gold Rush,” with whiskey ginger and a car bomb slushy.

click to enlarge Taco Attack serves patrons as a featured food truck in Starland Yard. - PHOTOS COURTESY OF STARLAND YARD
Photos courtesy of Starland Yard
Taco Attack serves patrons as a featured food truck in Starland Yard.
In addition to the Neapolitan pies served up by permanent Starland Yard resident Pizzeria Vittoria and renowned Chef Kyle Jacovino, the food truck lineup will be comprised of Chazito’s Latin Cuisine, 5 Spot, Dark Shark - Taco Attack, Big Boy Cookies, Bayou Cafe, Vida Fresh by Latin Chicks, Sweet Spice, Kis Cafe, Loki Bus Line, Mac Attack, Sweet Spice and Rita’s Italian Ice.

Starland Yard will open early on March 17 to give the crowds of green a place to spend the day in lieu of the canceled parade. “We want people to come out and enjoy themselves safely in an outdoor environment with friends, family and great music on St. Pats and all week long.” Pandiani said, noting the week’s events will be focused on catering to a local crowd. “A St. Pat’s for Savannahians.”

Starland Yard’s St. Patrick’s Day events will be happening March 16-21 at their location at 2411 De Soto Ave, Savannah. Visit starlandyard.com for information or for their daily food-truck lineup.

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